LeJ 'death squad' chief admits to planning attack on Justice Baqar

The June 26 attack on Justice Baqar killed nine people and injured many more; the judge survived the blast.

Web Desk July 24, 2013
Justice Maqbool Baqar. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) “death squad” chief Masoom Billah admitted to planning the bomb attack on Sindh High Court Justice Maqbool Baqar, Express News reported on Wednesday.

Billah – who is in police custody – was brought to the city court today.

The arrested accused claimed that the planning of the attack took place at accomplice Bashir Leghari’s house.

The June 26 attack on Justice Baqar killed nine people and injured many more. Justice Baqar survived the blast with some injuries.

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) – in reports submitted to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif – said it has detained the suspected ‘death squad’ chief of the outlawed LeJ.

Premier Nawaz was told that significant information was gleaned from Billah and that he told investigators that his group was planning more sectarian attacks in the country.


Aamir Masoood | 11 years ago | Reply

Journalism at its best. Not one mention as to a motive for attempting to kill Justice Baqar. Not a thought to the 9 people killed. Does no one care about them? Will journalists ever learn their trade or are they complacent fools with no curiosity for getting the full story and, maybe even, producing public opinion.

Izhar | 11 years ago | Reply

@Psueds: TTP and LeJ have jointly operated in past too.

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